Medical Definition of Monteggia fracture
: a fracture in the proximal part of the ulna with dislocation of the head of the radius
Biographical Note for monteggia fracture
Giovanni Battista (1762–1815), Italian surgeon. Monteggia is remembered for his description (circa 1810) of a form of dislocation of the hip in which the head of the femur is displaced toward the anterior superior iliac spine.
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